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  • Fluent in Chinese (Simplified), English, French; learning Finnish, German
  • 23, Female
  • Member since 2013
  • Student
  • Undergraduate at Caltech
  • From Princeton, NJ, USA
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About Me

Hi! I am a student studying physics and astrophysics at Caltech in the US, and traveling around to New and interesting places when I can!
I also collect strange/local/ethnic instruments, and I'd love to tell you about my collection.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I love meeting new and interesting people and exploring different places around the world, and couchsurfing is a great opportunity to do it! I just got the opportunity to do some traveling and started using couchsurfing to make it more fun.


  • literature
  • bouldering
  • music
  • live music
  • classical music
  • electronic music
  • hiking
  • camping
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • astronomy
  • physics
  • science
  • museums
  • mountain climbing
  • astrophysics

Music, Movies, and Books

Favorite Books: If on a winter's night a traveler, actually anything by Italo Calvino, The Name of the Rose (Umberto Eco), The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Milan Kundera), Light on Life (BKS Iyengar), The Buried Giant (Kazuo Ishiguro), A Wild Sheep Chase (Haruki Murakami), Bluebeard (Kurt Vonnegut), Dubliners (James Joyce), One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez), House of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewski), The Crying of Lot 49 (Thomas Pynchon)

Favorite Music: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Story So Far, Astronomyy, Stravinsky, Steve Reich, Sibelius, Dvorak, Smetana, Janacek, Led Zeppelin, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, King Crimson, The Fall of Troy, letlive., Cole Porter, alt-j, Bon Iver, FKA twigs, Julia Wolfe, Aphex Twin

Favorite Movies/TV: Amelie (I love this so much s Labyrinth, Harry Potter films, The Life Aquatic, Equilibrium, Cabin in the Woods

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Spending a night in the Mojave desert observing the sky and shooting astrophotography!

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: Basic explanation of most of what we know about how the world works (with respect to space and physics), English, Chinese

Learn: About cultures different from my own, random skills, cool instruments!

Share: good food and conversation

What I Can Share with Hosts

- Stories of the places I've been
- How the universe works
- Compensation (money, work, chores, art, etc.)

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, China, Germany, India, Mexico, Switzerland

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, United States

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